The year 2017 is a major anniversary year for the Kirchner Museum Davos. In January of 1917 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner came to Davos for the first time. The health resort and the Alpine landscape in Grisons became Kirchner’s artistic home.
In 2017 we thus celebrate a century of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in Davos. What is more, the Kirchner Museum Davos celebrates its 25-year anniversary in 2017. The museum building was built in 1992 by internationally known Zürich architects Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer. A no-frills, consistently designed building, it represents a milestone of international museum architecture.
We would like to take this double anniversary as an opportunity to look at Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s special attachment to the landscape, the people and culture of Davos in an exhibition. For the first time, Kirchner’s activities as a theatre painter are being reconstructed and his contribution to Alpine theatre is presented in a multi-faceted exhibition.